The scoop on lips is in! While nothing new in terms of what we’ve been seeing for the past year or so, the January 2012 issue of JELLY spotlighted three distinct lip looks, including…
Nudy Beige Lip:
Pink Lip (top) & Red Lip (bottom):
A nice mix of both Japanese and Western brand products, like those by Anna Sui, Shu Uemura, Visee, Paul & Joe, MAC, Bobbi Brown, and NARS.
The magazine also conducted a survey asking men which kind of lip makeup they liked seeing on girls. A whopping 52% picked nude or beige, 25% said pink, 16% chose red, and 7% came in with other answers. Normally I wouldn’t bother to point out this kind of thing, but I find it interesting all the same. Since this issue was released before Christmas—and Christmas in Japan being more of a holiday for couples—I suppose some ladies might try and use this data to their advantage, haha.
Either way, do you have a favorite? Tell us your opinions!
Ah, EMODA. After a pretty solid showing this past fall, the brand continues their winning streak with this group of offerings for the coming spring. The theme is “mode exotic,” but the most “exotic” thing on the runway might very well be the models’ metallic turbans and silver hair. Much of this collection is built on what EMODA already does well, like sheer fabrics, floral prints, and monotone designs. That hardly makes this a disappointing collection, though. Overall, the end result is polished and elegant. That said, on with the show!
This tapestry-like pattern is a departure from EMODA's usually bold floral prints.
Simple and sleek style—love it! The pearl wrap is especially eye-catching.
More tapestry patterns. I can see this mixing and matching well with the jacket above.
A truly lovely combo of moire and metallic finishes.
Leather for spring? Bring it on! I love the mash-up of soft lace with tough leather. (Something tells me EMODA opted for faux, though.)
Lots of sheer fabrics—clearly an EMODA signature.
More sheer fabrics. The combination of floral and dots brings an unexpected—but pleasant—dose of sweetness.
A belly baring top paired with flowing palazzo pants gives an ethnic feel.
Collars—either sewn on or detached like the one here—have made a recent splash in gal fashion, so it’s nice to see the trend continue here. EMODA's embellishment of choice this season? Pearls, of course!
Take note of the makeup, ladies! Always cool cat-eyes are amped up with an intense flash of blue.
Gorgeous combination of textures here. The metallic knit immediately made me think of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring 2011 collection.
Easy look for everyday with a blazer and black body-con dress. Perfection!
And the bold florals return, softened by white under-layers, and again, sheer fabrics.
Layering worked in the above look, but here it just feels fussy. Sorry, EMODA! (The knit pieces are still fab, though.)
A very feminine look, accented by metallic finishes. Those shorts are killer.
Swingy fringe and a cool turban combine for a bit of flapper influence.
What a beautiful piece to close to show with! The white-on-white beading is super-glam but still understated.
What are your thoughts on EMODA's collection? Be sure to let us know on the forums!
It’s barely the end of December, but Japanese brands have already started rolling out their wares for the upcoming spring season. Among them is MARK STYLER brand dazzlin. Some of you might remember the brand’s fantastic retro-Americana collection from last spring, which, by the way, I loved. This new collection brings that same sense of playfulness, along with some unexpected contrasts. Everything is really best summed up in dazzlin's own words: ”cotton candy fantasy.”
Quirky bearskin hats bring a little drama to the runway. Who would’ve thought they could ever look this cute?
Delicate outfits are contrasted by heavy, more aggressive footwear in pale colors like white and mint…
…while sheer footless tights perfectly mirror the rest the collection.
The collection gets a hint of sportiness with a Chanel-esque—here we go, ladies—fanny pack. (Even I can’t sugar coat that.)
The sportiness continues with a girly chiffon baseball jacket and matching tennis skirt. Such a fun combination!
Sweet is in the details. I can see so many girls wearing these necklaces.
Beautiful mix of prints and textures here.
Bring on the retro cat eye frames, please!
The nipped in waist is a nice contrast to the baby-doll silhouettes shown above.
Cat purses, anyone?
Another playsuit, again done in a dainty print. The smocked chest is a bit juvenile, admittedly.
Can’t say this or the pearl-encrusted bikini bottom above are very practical swimwear choices…but hey, they’re gorgeous!
So there you have it—dreamy ice cream colors, delicate sheer fabrics, oodles of ruffles, and a little bit of Marie Antoinette mixed in for good measure.
What do you think of this collection? Does dazzlin do it for you?